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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
books-with-a-passport, giftee, published-2013, architecture, author-love, britain-england, families, eye-scorcher, gothic, lifestyles-deathstyles, lit-richer, love, mystery-thriller, paper-read, period-piece, recreational-drugs, victoriana, archaeology, dodgy-narrator, betrayal, bettie-s-law-of-exci...
Beamis12
Beamis12 rated it 8 years ago
Love Gothic toned novels and this was a new author for me so I did not know what to expect. Loved it, it is not scary but is very suspenseful, a winding puzzle, and many characters that are unlikable. Our main character is a young man who has been sent down from college he, has been rusticated, for ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
bookshelves: one-penny-wonder, victoriana, books-about-books-and-book-shops, britain-england, historical-fiction, mystery-thriller, tbr-busting-2012, spring-2012, gothic, paper-read, published-1999, medieval5c-16c, impac-longlist, handbag-read Read from April 26 to May 10, 2012 ** spoiler alert ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
Coming to a bookshelf near you November 2013Synopsis: Christmas 1863. Seventeen-year-old Richard Shenstone has been sent down from Cambridge under a cloud of suspicion. Addicted to opium and tormented by disturbing sexual desires, he finds temporary refuge in the creaking old mansion inhabited by hi...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 9 years ago
Imported from tablet:Excellent read with the inevitable caveat: his debut novel is by far the best and I can say that now that I have all four under the belt. This story is a cross between the underpinning parable of the Freemasons (the allegorical art of which is Rosslyn Church), Cadfael Intrigue, ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 10 years ago
snowChristmasOpening - Professor Ritchie writes: So small is the world of immunotoxinology that it is not surprising - though somewhat ironic - that it should fall to myself to write the obituary of William Herbert Dugdale. The fact that I have outlived him is an irony that his mordant sense of humo...
mayhap
mayhap rated it 10 years ago
One disadvantage to having written a book as superlative as The Quincunx is that it is so easy for your subsequent work to come off as less so in comparison. Although I'm inclined to find it an objectively less-satisfying book, it is unlikely, for instance, that one of my complaints would be that t...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 11 years ago
Goodness Gracious...is this REALLY by the same person who conjured up that victoriana masterpiece The Quincunx?Do you remember that famous piece of sport news where McEnroe throws a wobbly at Wimbledon and shouts out something along the lines (sic) of 'you can't be serious man'? Well that is how I f...
E.J. Stevens
E.J. Stevens rated it 12 years ago
The Unburied begins with a search for a lost manuscript that could make or break the academic career of the eccentric main character Edward Courtine. While a grand mystery unfurls, with many twists and turns including a grisly murder, Courtine's tenuous grasp on reality begins to show signs of wear...
CharlotteBuriedinBooks
CharlotteBuriedinBooks rated it 13 years ago
A little bit confusing, but did end up feeling rather sorry for the main character.
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